Botanical Essays from Kent: Some Botanical Features of a University Town in Ohio

Botanical Essays from Kent: Some Botanical Features  of a University Town in Ohi
Author: 
Tom S. Cooperrider
Publisher: 
Kent State University Press
Publication Date: 
2011
ISBN: 
978–1–606–35043–0

Cloth, 89 pp., $16.95

In this slim volume, the reader will find personal reflections based on Cooperrider’s 50 years of experience, including his help in declaring the Kent Bog a protected site and his love of and involvement in local natural history. To some, Kent State is associated with tragic student unrest decades ago. Now, spread across a hillside, is a botanical memorial of 58,175 daffodils, commemorating the lives of American servicemen lost in the Vietnam War. During that same era, botanists witnessed the rise of the environmental movement and a new concern for plants and animals.

The local Ohio flora, herbarium, and the Kent Bog are described along with photographs, making this a readable book and a contribution to a very specific botanical history.

— Adele Kleine, volunteer and Master Gardener, Chicago Botanic Garden and writer, 
Chicagoland Gardening magazine

 

Volume: 
13
Number: 
4